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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:24 AM

We are in the process of improving our mobile style, as well as implementing into a full blown iPhone app. There seems to be some confusion about the available mobile styles.

Here are the styles you can currently use. The easiest way to switch styles is to bookmark the links below on your mobile device.

New iOS style (recommended)









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#2 Confucius

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:27 AM

How do you switch between styles?

#3 CheapyD

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:34 AM

There is a link to the full desktop style from the home page of the new iOS style. Otherwise, you can bookmark the different styles on your device.

#4 dusbbal2008

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:38 AM

i've had the new iOS style on my droid for at least a month now.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:07 AM

I've had the iOS style on my DX almost since launch =P

Any plans for an android app?

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:03 AM

Works great! :D

#7 notwen

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:50 PM

We've heard about the iPhone app for some time now; do you guys have any plans on a similar app for Android?

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#8 CheapyD

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:55 PM

I'd say it's a bit premature to talk about an android app until the one that has already been promised comes out.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:13 PM

i hate the mobile style with a passion i like the full blown site but for some reason my iphone was not letting me switch back to full site the other day, it was weird its working now but for 2 days straight i had to use the awful crippled mobile site.

#10 freakyzeeky

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:42 AM

Is there a way to go to your social groups from the mobile site? I can't seem to get to it unless I switch to full style.

#11 dafoomie

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:31 AM

Great, I just bought a cheap ass PDA on ebay.

In IE, the default mobile style that comes up (plain text on white background) is very basic and works. In Opera Mobile 10 its a little more advanced and nicer, but the section titles, "Cheap Ass Gamer", "Forums", "Private Messages", "Features", "Utilities", as well as "logged in as" and "log out" look like they're white block letters with a black outline on a white background, its tough to read those.

#12 Sinistar

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:31 AM

There is a link to the full desktop style from the home page of the new iOS style. Otherwise, you can bookmark the different styles on your device.



Hey is there a way you guys can add a "switch to mobile style" somewhere on the main page if you're on mobile?

I have Android, and I accidentally switched to full style, and I didn't bookmark the mobile style, and now I can't switch back. :(

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#13 Scorch

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:10 AM

Hey is there a way you guys can add a "switch to mobile style" somewhere on the main page if you're on mobile?

I have Android, and I accidentally switched to full style, and I didn't bookmark the mobile style, and now I can't switch back. :(

Thanks!


If you click forums, it's at the top, right above the "User CP/FAQ/Community/Calendar" menu bar. "Click here to use the CAG iPhone style".

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#14 Sinistar

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

Thanks! Found it :)

#15 gantt

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

I check the CAG mobile site every day on my Windows Mobile phone. Usually it's nicely formatted with light text on a black background, similar to the full site - not the easiest to read in sunlight, but it works. On Wednesday 1/12, however, the nice formatting was replaced by plain text on a white background. It's usable, but the threads kind of run together.

I gave it a few days to see if it was some temporary glitch, but after almost a week, it seems something broke.

Does anyone (John the Super Programmer?) know of a change that was made around 1/12 that accidentally (or deliberately) degraded the mobile site?

#16 crzyboy88

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:06 AM

I have a complaint about the newer mobile site. I want to love it, but it's missing features from the older version. For instance:

- No quick reply.

- You can't easily traverse between first and last pages. Also, if you go to an old thread, reaching the later pages is a complete hassle as you have to do one by one from the beginning.

- You can't tell the difference between a locked and an old thread.

- Lastly, you don't have a quick way to get back to the board list.

While it looks really nice, I just don't find myself wanting to use it because of these issues.

However, I completely love the ability to edit posts in the newer mobile version.

Edited by crzyboy88, 20 January 2011 - 08:31 AM.


#17 gantt

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:43 AM

I completely love the ability to edit posts in the newer mobile version.


I can't even post. I click on the Reply link, enter my comments, then click on the Post link - and nothing happens.

Is there a way to continue to offer the old CAG mobile site (which met my needs just fine) via a different link? Thanks.

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#18 giantqtipz

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:21 PM

Mobile cag is my favorite feature. I honestly set the forum as my homepage

#19 onikage

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:40 AM

I also prefer the old mobile style. If possible, I'd hope to see this remain an option.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:52 AM

Hope the site can support tapatalk pro...very nice forum app for android...

#21 Kaiju Nexus

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:49 PM

http://tapatalk.com/

PLEASE implement this in the CAG forum! It's so intuitive, free for you to integrate into the forum, and is SO much better than mobile web pages!

#22 gantt

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:46 PM

http://tapatalk.com/

PLEASE implement this in the CAG forum! It's so intuitive, free for you to integrate into the forum, and is SO much better than mobile web pages!


I admire your passion, but there's no sign that anybody at CAG is reading our comments or open to the possibility of changing the status quo.

Silicon Valley is beginning to focus design on the mobile experience first, rather than as an afterthought to the desktop. It seems it will take CAG a while to catch up, probably until the mobile shortcomings significantly impact revenue.

#23 aetherlord

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

Works great on SE Xperia.

#24 Wolfkin

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:46 AM

I just got a WinMo 6.1 phone and the CAG site on Opera Mobile 10 and the black background isn't showing up giving us the far from ideal white text on white background.

Not everyone needs to look like a 16 year old girl cosplaying a 16 year old boy, every-Japanese-artist-ever.

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#25 gantt

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 05:42 AM

I just got a WinMo 6.1 phone and the CAG site on Opera Mobile 10 and the black background isn't showing up giving us the far from ideal white text on white background.

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#26 Hobotalk

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

It's clear that this thread is beyond dead however I'm just posting in the hope maybe superprogrammer john may read this next time the mobile version's getting designed.

The deal stream needs a streamlined mobile version. I have the rss feed but I prefer going via the site.

Edited by Hobotalk, 02 May 2011 - 11:04 AM.


#27 Istudla

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:28 AM

The iPhone style rocks!! I love it and keep up the good work!!

#28 Lyricsborn

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:54 AM

Love the mobile format. But is there a way to get the blogs on mobile?

#29 CheapyD

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:14 AM

Love the mobile format. But is there a way to get the blogs on mobile?

It's coming with our switch to Invision Power Suite.

#30 LoveDragonDon

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

Black background is not showing up on mine either